Living with autism can be challenging for a family, especially as a parent. Everyday tasks must be carefully planned-enriching activities can be hard to find, meals carefully balanced, regular specialist appointments- it is a complete lifestyle change. Below you will find some helpful links that may shed some light on the situation to make things a bit easier. Have security and peace of mind knowing you and your child are safe and prepared.
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- THE AUTISM SOCIETY
The Autism Society is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support. The Autism Society is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. The Autism Society accomplishes its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of chapters, members and supporters.
Autism-World exists to introduce the knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders and to improve the community of autism. Autism-World includes the imformation about what autism is and how to diagnose and treat it.The website will tell the newly developed researches in this area and help the parents of autism children to cope with the disease.
AUTISM SPEAKS Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.
AUTISM SPEAKS RESOURCE GUIDE
THE AUTISM LIFE
This site was created to help parents, caregivers, family, and friends learn about and deal with having a child diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is also a place for the 'experienced' parents and the newly diagnosed to find some exciting new links to information, games and activities for their kiddos. Our hope in creating this website is to inform parents who maybe don't even have a formal diagnosis yet, but are seeing some warning signs and need to find some practical information.
CAREER ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM
NATIONAL CENTER FOR AUTISM RESOURCES & EDUCATION
AUTISMNOW TRANSITION PLANNING
AQUATIC THERAPY FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
MY PRECIOUS KID Our goal at My Precious Kid is to help keep every child safe. Children with autism have special needs that need to be addressed in order to keep them safe. Every child with autism is different and will need products that fit their needs.
Here are our suggestions for children with autism but these may also be helpful for children with Down syndrome or other special needs.
BELLA ONLINE A great collaboration of websites, links, books and other information about managing autism.
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL
As the country's leading public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to protecting the health of all Americans--including infants, children, and adolescents. CDC shares with parents and many others great concern about the number of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We are committed to understanding what causes autism, how it can be prevented, and how it can be recognized and treated as early as possible.
SHE KNOWS PARENTING
Keeping Your Autistic Child Safe
For most people, home is their castle. As a parent of a child with autism, your home more often becomes your fortress. And carefree trips to the zoo or the park? They're not going to happen — not without major planning and precautions, anyhow.
But that doesn't mean you have to live in a constant state of stress and fear. Find out what some other parents have done to keep their autistic children safe — and what you can do, too.
KEEPING AUTISTIC CHILDREN SAFE:
Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Child from Harm
Raising a child with autism presents parents with many challenges. Autistic children can have difficulties with a wide range of issues that are mastered fairly readily by normal children. Potty training, dressing, eating, social and cognitive skills, even simply learning to speak can all be hard to conquer mountains for the autistic child.
ADDITIONAL SITES SUGGESTED BY CHRISTY CLAWSON
(Thank you Christy!)